Jordan is located in the Middle East , surrounded by Syria , Iraq , Saudi Arabia and Israel. Jordan is undoubtedly considered as a key element in the stability of the Middle East. Thanks to the economic liberalization of the country, it has been witnessing an economic boom since the 2000s.
Jordan, a small constitutional monarchy has served as an island of stability and security in the Arab countries. The democratization process continues in this country that enjoys good relations with its neighbors. Its economy , supported by its position as a refuge for Iraqi , Syrian and Palestinian capital , is open, and with a good level of education, the workforce is highly skilled .
Jordan is considered as the Number One destination for medical tourism in all the Arab countries ( and fifth destination in the world ) , thanks to the quality of its workforce and its hospital facilities .
Jordan depends on several economic sectors such as banking , tourism, trade , real estate, renewable energy. However, the uncertainty of the Syrian conflict has caused the influx within two years of 1, 2 million Syrians in a country with only 6.4 million inhabitants.
Although its economy is somewhat weakened by the economic situation surrounding it, Jordan was able to maintain and preserve its economy, it actually recorded in 2012 an economic growth of 2.8%.
Ambitious , Jordan has developed in many areas including financial services, it is worth noting that the first Arab bank is a Jordanian bank.
France plays an important role in the Jordanian economy as it is considered the third largest foreign investor behind Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. It is also the first European investor in the kingdom. Although exports from France to Jordan are considered a bit weak, only 2.3 % in 2012, the presence of large French groups in Jordan such as Orange , Total, Lafarge , Suez, is significant .
Area : 92 km2 .300
Currency: Jordanian dinar JD
Language (s) of business : English
Population: 6.4 million in 2012
Economic data in 2012
Main Economic Indicators of Jordan:
Nominal GDP at market prices / M in JOD ( billion USD) 21965
Net debt as% of GDP : 75.5% of GDP in 2012
GDP per capita : $ 4,901 in 2011
Growth rate : 2.7 % in 2012
Inflation rate: 4.8% in 2012
Unemployment rate: 12.5% in 2012
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